Rustic Garden Games - The Best Wedding or Party Entertainment of All Time!


No matter how many times you've hosted a party, there's always something new to be done in preparation. At the end of the day, your wedding is a party, probably the largest, most important party you and your partner have ever hosted, but the entertaining essentials are still the same.

A fun, unique and memorable way to celebrate your wedding or many other parties in your life is with an outdoor garden game theme. There are tons of options available that you can choose from, and they all make for great memories. 

Having our outdoor garden games in Northamptonshire is an effortless way to help your wedding guests shift from the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception. These outdoor garden games are great for guests of all ages (not just for kids!) but can undoubtedly keep the little ones amused. Playing outdoor garden games is an easy way to keep the guests entertained whilst waiting for the food to formally be served. 

Having outdoor garden games at your wedding in Northamptonshire is a great alternative form of entertainment for couples who aren't keen on having a big dance party. Garden games instantly turn strangers into friends – everyone can be winners when you offer a variety of options to play.

Here are a few, best wedding rustic garden games for guests both young and old and, our favourites at KTV, and the ones we stock ready for you to hire:


1: Tin Can Alley

Tin Can Alley is a classic game that is perfect for a summer wedding in Northamptonshire. It's easy to set up and can be enjoyed by all. There are several different versions of Tin Can Alley available, so whether you're looking for a traditional game or something new and exciting, there's sure to be a version that fits your needs. Our rustic garden game version is definitely the one with a new approach, a rustic ladder with brown string tins placed on each step looks absolutely amazing!

 Rustic Garden Game - Tin Can Alley


2: Quoits 

Quoits as a game, dates back a long way with various forms of the game being played. This game has stood the test of time with variants such as ring toss and hoopla and is still a popular way to entertain and amuse.

We have a rustic garden game version of quoits which uses rope quoits which are thrown over a wooden peg, each of the pegs has a different score. The one with the highest score from the quoits wins! Quoits is often hired out with other games to form part of our wedding games package in Northamptonshire.

 Rustic Garden Game - Quoits


3: Noughts and Crosses  

Noughts and Crosses is an easy and fun game to play outdoors at a wedding. The classic keeps the little ones entertained. Nothing says summer wedding like rustic garden games - this one is easy and fun with no assembly required, just lay it out and play! The players take turns placing noughts or crosses on squares corresponding to numbers in their hand. The first player to finish their grid wins!


 Rustic Garden Game - Noughts & Crosses


4:  Hula Hoops

Grab your hoop and head outside with your kids for a little fun! Challenge each other to get the hula hoop spinning around your waist and see who can keep it going the longest. While the trick is one of the basics, it takes practice to master. Once you've got the hang of it, encourage each other to try something fancier: shift the hoop up and down your neck, or get a pair of hoops and see if you can whirl one on each arm at the same time.

5:  Skittles

Fun for all the family, skittles is a garden game that can be enjoyed by all. Designed for easy play, simply knock down as many skittles as possible with the included balls. Get outdoors and have fun with all the family. Simply knock down all the skittles for a strike.

 Rustic Garden Game - Skittles


6: Ring Toss

If you're getting hitched outside during the day, set your attendees up with a traditional ring toss game. It'll keep everyone busy during cocktail hour! Simply throw the ring on the bottles and score as many points as possible. Our rustic garden game is perfect for your wedding reception in Northamptonshire.


 Rustic Garden Game - Ring Toss


7: Jenga

If you're looking for an older-child-friendly game, Jenga is definitely a good option. Not only is it challenging, but it also offers plenty of opportunity for laughs - which is always a bonus at a wedding! Kids (and adults!) love this strategic game in regular size, so they'll get a kick out of this one.  Easy to play, simply build the tower up and take it in turns to remove the wooden blocks. Careful – you don't want to be the one to let the tower come tumbling down! Build it up and watch it fall! 

 Rustic Garden Game - Jenga

8:  Sack Race

We aren't sure of the origins of this game, but we do know it's fun to play!  A sack race is a fun game to play at a wedding, birthdays, and parties. Friends large and small enjoy racing each other in sacks. It is also great for getting people out and moving around. There are many variations of the sack race, so you can find one that suits your group's taste. You can even have a contest to see who can get the sack the furthest.

 Rustic Garden Game - Sack Race

9:  Tug of War

Heave, heave, heave . . . and over the line you go!

Gather family and friends together for a traditional game of Tug of War. Test your team's strength against the opposition and have lots of outside fun pulling the weaker team over the line. A great game for outdoor social gatherings such as BBQs in the garden, birthday parties, fate days, kids fun days and many more. Getting married? Our Tug of War game is proving to be a fun 'photo prop' for weddings - remember the bride's 'team' MUST always win! Organising a team building day for work? Traditional Garden Games' Tug of War is an excellent game to positively promote teamwork and communication skills between colleagues.


10:  Bean Bag Toss

Bean bag toss is most commonly done in a game called “Cornhole,” which is a favourite game for outdoor parties, but we have put our spin on that traditional game and set it up in a new version, it is easy and fun to play and our version is very popular with the younger guests.

 Rustic Garden Game - Bean Bag Toss

11: Splat a Rat

Splat The Rat is a traditional fairground classic and a great garden game, perfect attraction for all fayres, fetes, fundraisers, fun days, schools, home events, corporate, community events and parties....
How to play splat a rat: The object of the game is simple, one person has to hold the rat by the tail at the top of the tube and then drop for the second person who tries to hit the rat with the bat as it comes out of the bottom tube to win, it sounds easy, but it's more challenging than it sounds and very addictive.

 Rustic Garden Game - Splat a Rat


12: Darts

Garden darts is a fantastic family game that can be played outside. While it's not technically considered a garden game, it can be played outdoors as we have designed it for this purpose and built a rustic stand for the board to be attached to. Our high-quality darts are excellent entertainment, and you can organise a mini tournament and see who can score more! 

 Rustic Garden Game - Darts

13: Coconut Shy

The Coconut Shy has been a well-known attraction at fairs, fetes, and fairgrounds for decades, if not centuries. The game consists of throwing wooden balls at a row of coconuts balanced on posts. Our game for hire consists of throwing wooden balls at a row of coconuts balanced on rustic posts. We have also created a beautiful hessian backdrop for it, so you don't have to walk miles to find the ball after throwing. The game is very simple to play and is a lot of fun for all ages!

 Rustic Garden Game - Coconut Shy

14: Limbo

A wooden rustic limbo game is a fun outdoor activity for the whole family. Simple to play, just set up the support poles with the cross beam at the top rung to start. Each player goes under the cross beam, and it is lowered after every turn, the last person standing is the winner!

These are some of the most popular rustic garden games that you can play at your wedding in Northamptonshire and our team will assemble them for you, which will keep your guests entertained for hours on end! When you are planning your wedding, it is important to ensure that all your guests have a great time. One way to do this is by selecting fun and exciting games that will keep them busy for hours and it is so easy with our wild selection of rustic lawn games. 

Our wooden garden games are perfect for a rustic wedding and can be enjoyed by happy couple but also all the amazing families attending their big day! An outdoor is ideal for some lawn games. Giant garden games are a great way to encourage mingling during cocktail hour! Set up a drink station nearby for your guests to grab cocktails and get playing. There are plenty beautiful outdoor venues in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire where the games will be just perfect – Barton Hall, Rushton Hall, Dodford Manor, Crockwell Farm, Barnsdale Lodge, Deene Park Estate, The Granary at Fawsley, Brampton Grange, Cranford Hall, The Barns at Hunsbury Hill, Hothorpe & The Woodlands, Donington Park Farm, The Willow Marsh Farm, Keythorpe Manor, Castle View Farm and Stables.


Don't wait any longer and book today about the availability. We are running a special offer for all remaining dates in 2022 and taking bookings for 2023 and 2024.

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